Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
romney was breath-takingly dishonsest last night. mitt romney was more in control of the debate and walked all over jim lehrer and obama didn't fight back. obama had the facts and didn't use them, but this is what obama does. in 2008 when he ran against hillary clinton, people said he wasn't fighting hard enough and against john mccain and in the health care debate, he wasn't fighting hard enough. he won all the fights. >> what's interesting, our first team and others brought up the comparison of the incumbent curse. george w. bush, ronald reagan in '84, george h.w. bush in '92, the president didn't seem to be on his game. mitt romney made a surprise appearance to a cpac event in denver still courting the conservatives but say if you know people that voted for president obama, tell them to come on over to our side. that's ironic because i don't imagine he knows many conservative republicans who voted for president obama the last time or plan to this time. nevertheless, you're no fan of governor romney. did you become a fan last night as a conservative who has doubted his credibi
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
, in denver last night. president obama and mitt romney going toe to toe on critical issues, like the economy and health care. and by most accounts, it was mitt romney who emerged the victor. lots of debate analysis ahead on "starting point." we'll be talking live with john mccain of arizona and rand paul of kentucky. from team obama, we'll be speaking with martin o'malley and campaign spokeswoman, jen psaki. plus, obama's former economic adviser, austan goolsbee. first, though, a look at the instant reaction from the debate in the cnn/orc poll, of debate watchers taken right after the debate, 67% say they think romney won. 25% only thought the president won. cnn's dana bash joins us this morning to go over some of the hits and some of the misses. good morning. >> good morning. well, i'm here in new york, so maybe we should talk about what happens, how you get to carnegie hall, practice, practice, practice. and is that clearly is what helped the mitt romney. he spent a lot of time practicing, really for the past month doing these mock debates. and when it comes to the president, he was rusty.
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
stories now. it is debate night in america, less than 11 hours until president obama and governor romney face off with their first presidential debate. cnn's live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> turning to the economy, new data from payroll firm adp shows the private sector added 162,000 jobs last month. and while that beat forecasts it a slowdown from august. the adp data is closely watched as it is released just before the government's jobs report, which is due out friday. >>> american airlines says it is now inspecting 47 of its boeing 757s after reports seats came loose on three flights on two planes. at least 36 of those planes have now been inspected. six planes have improperly installed seats. the airline blaming clamps for the problem. >>> tragedy along the arizona border where this man, you see him right behind me, nicholas ivie became the third border patrol agent to die in the line of duty this year after he was shot and killed. they're searching for a suspect this morning. joe johns joins me now. so, where do things stand in the manhunt? >> reporter: right now this